Should Pence be Considered for National League MVP?

Everyone loves Hunter Pence. Since being traded to San Francisco in July 2012 for Nate Schierholtz and two prospects, the right fielder has become a fan favorite. His quirky demeanor, humble attitude, and mode of transportation endeared him to Giants fans almost immediately. The fact that he can be seen riding his scooter along the Embarcadero on any given day is pretty surprising...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Years Later: Revisiting the Hunter Pence Deal

(PHOTO: Getty) July 29, 2011 will go down as a day that will live in infamy for Phillies fans. July 29, 2011 was the day the Phillies mortgaged the future for a false messiah. It wasn’t Hunter Pence’s fault. Pence did not force Ruben Amaro to trade Jared Cosart, Jonathan Singleton, Josh Zeid, and eventually Domingo Santana for him. When it became clear that Pence was not the...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Makes History (Kinda)

When striking out the side just isn’t enough to get you out of an inning, you do what Zack Greinke did Friday night…you strike out a fourth batter. In the third inning of their win over the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher struck out Hector Sanchez, Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Gregor Blanco to become just the 67th different pitcher to strike out four batters...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Thursday: July 24, 2014

Last night was strange. The Yankees won using only five innings because the skies opened up and the grounds crew could not get the tarp on the field. Bartolo Colon three a no-hitter into the seventh and beat the Mariners. Hunter Pence broke a 0-0 tie with a three-run double in the ninth. Yangervis Solarte made his presence felt in San Diego.The only thing not strange was the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner Throws Eight Scoreless, Pence Provides Support In Giants’ 3-1 Win

Madison Bumgarner did everything the Giants needed to save their bullpen, and Hunter Pence made sure the starter’s effort wasn’t wasted on Wednesday evening’s 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A 59-minute rain delay didn’t slow down the dominance of San Francisco’s ace, who held the Phillies scoreless over eight innings, allowing just five hits while striking out...
Via BaySportsNet
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hunter Pence gives Phillie Phanatic CPR

Hunter Pence is back playing at Citizens Bank Park, and he's had to deal with plenty of boo birds during this week's Giants-Phillies series. But that's to be expected in the City of Brotherly Love.And Wednesday night’s game featured a comical moment with Pence and the Phillies mascot. Phanatic began by attempting to distract Pence while he was in the on-deck circle...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

OPS Leagues: OPS Decliners and Improvers

As I mentioned in my first/intro OPS post, we're looking at OPS differential by using expected (x)Homerun and expected (x)BABIP differentials. If you like Captain Planet or laser beams, or want to understand my general approach, then I recommend a gander. If you provide your email below, I can furnish the full list that you can sort. Wordpress doesn't allow me to copy and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Open Second Half with Return to Winning Ways

It seems like the All-Star break had no effect on the Giants, as they picked up right where they left off and pounded the Miami Marlins 9-1. San Francisco didn’t waste much time teeing off on Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi. Michael Morse continued to come out of his June slump with a one-out double down the right field line in the second. With two outs, Brandon Crawford battled through...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants offense still struggling for answers

The noise was everywhere Tuesday night. It cascaded down from the right field seats and Hunter Pence encouraged it. It spilled out of the dugouts after close calls, and out of Giants' mouths after many a called strike. The Giants were loud, heated and in the middle of one argument after another. They were also on the losing end of a 6-1 game with the A's, falling for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hunter Pence blocked from catching foul ball by cop

Your browser does not support iframes.San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence was accidentally blocked on his attempt to catch a foul fly ball near the bullpen by an Oakland police officer who couldn't get out of the way.In the bottom of the fourth, A's batter Stephen Vogt hit a fly ball towards the Giants bullpen in foul territory near right field. The Oakland cop...
Via Holdout Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner, Pence Make NL All-Star Team; Posey and Hudson Snubbed

The Giants will be sending two representatives to the All-Star Game in Minnesota next Tuesday, July 15. Pitcher Madison Bumgarner and outfielder Hunter Pence were named to the National League team yesterday, and they’ll make the trip to Minnesota next week to represent the team at this year’s Midsummer Classic, which will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis. Pence was named...
Via BaySportsNet
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to the Show DomingOOOOOO

Astros’ Fans may recall the Hunter Pence Trade in 2011, where the beloved Ed Wade, originally GM of the Phillies, turned the Astros into the Phillies South. Wade made multiple trades with the Phillies and took pride in his preparation of the farm system that he helped carve out. According to CBS Sports, Domingo Santana was added to the trade by mistake, because the Pence Trade...
Via Reading Between The Seams
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants moving Hunter Pence to leadoff spot

Hunter Pence is moving to the leadoff spot for the San Francisco Giants. With Gregor Blanco in a slump, manager Bruce Bochy is trying different things with his lineup. One of the changes will be to move Pence up from the No. 2 spot to leadoff. “We need some help there,” Bochy said following Wednesday’s loss to St. Louis. “Gregor has gotten a little passive. He’s taken...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Call Up Domingo Santana

This is when we officially see how much of a failure the Hunter Pence trade really was. Outfielder Domingo Santana, the player to be named later that may or may not have been intended to have been traded by the Phillies, has been added to the Houston Astros’ active roster. At just 21 years old, Santana is the youngest player on the Astros roster and among the youngest players in...
Via Phillies Nation
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pence Homers, Panik Debuts and Giants Snap Six-Game Skid With 6-4 Win

Saturday night saw offensive life, a major blast and a rookie’s debut as the San Francisco Giants snapped a six-game losing streak and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4. The Giants’ offense jumped ahead early, as RBI singles from Pablo Sandoval and Tyler Colvin put three runs on the board in the first inning. Sandoval knocked in San Francisco’s fourth run of the night in the...
Via BaySportsNet
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Giants Over-Performing?

Hunter Pence SF Giants – Photo Credit – Andy Rusch Many experts believed that the Los Angeles Dodgers, backed by the largest payroll in baseball, would run away with the National League West, beating out the San Francisco Giants and others. However, as the season approaches its halfway point, the story has been completely flipped. The Giants, who have a large payroll as well...
Via Hot Stove MLB
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Astros Are Setting Sail

#450137076 / Lets go back a little bit to 2011. The Houston Astros traded away Hunter Pence shortly after drafting George Springer. Who did they get in that trade you ask? Jarred Cosart (who is looking like a future ace for the Astros), Jon Singleton (who recently got called up and is doing a tremendous job at 1st base), Josh Zeid (who played a little big league...
Via TopSportsReport
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Phillies Accidentally Trade a Prospect?

There have been numerous reports around the Internet claiming that the Phillies accidentally traded a prospect in the 2011 Hunter Pence deal. Domingo Santana In exchange for Pence, the Houston Astros received Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart, Josh Zeid, and a player to be named later, who turned out to be Domingo Santana. Singleton made his Major League debut last week after being...
Via Phillies Nation
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies accidentally traded prospect to Astros in Hunter Pence deal

If the Philadelphia Phillies knew they would be this terrible for the past few years, they likely never would have traded a handful of prospects to the Houston Astros for Hunter Pence in 2011. According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, they most definitely would not have traded outfielder Domingo Santana. Santana, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies accidentally traded prospect in 2011 Hunter Pence deal

At this writing, Astros outfield prospect Domingo Santana is batting .297/.374/.493 as a 21-year-old in Triple-A. That good production comes after a 2013 campaign in which he slugged .498 with 25 homers as a 20-year-old in Double-A. In other words, Santana is becoming a potentially important part of Houston's rebuild. The Astros acquired Santana as part of the 2011 trade in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies accidentally traded prospect in 2011 Hunter Pence deal due to clerical error

The Phillies accidentally traded prospect Domingo Santana in the 2011 Hunter Pence deal due to clerical error.Less than two months after they picked George Springer from the University of Connecticut, the Astros sent Pence and cash to the Phillies on July 29, 2011, for Cosart, Singleton, Zeid and a player to be named, which ended up being Santana. In spring training, a Phillies official...
Via Bob's Blitz
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies accidentally traded prospect to Astros in 2011

You may or may not have heard of Houston Astros minor leaguer Domingo Santana, and that’s okay because you’re not alone. Santana is currently hitting .297/.374/.493 with 9 home runs and 37 RBI with the Astros Triple-A affiliate, Oklahoma City RedHawks. This is just one year after Santana hit 25 home runs as a 20-year old. So what’s […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive slumbers continue as Reds lose to Giants

CINCINNATI -- Hunter Pence denied Cincinnati the chance to see Billy Hamilton sprint around the bases when he caught the Reds leadoff hitter's line drive into the gap in right field. Todd Frazier jogged around the bases after hitting the next pitch from San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner into the stands in right field. Brandon Phillips followed with a single. Things were...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pence Trade Revisited (AKA - Amaro is Dumb)

Former Phillies prospect Jonathan Singleton/1B made his MLB debut yesterday for the Houston Astros and collected The Howard as well.  2 errors, 2 strike outs, and 1 homerun.  Way to go kid!Singleton was sent to Houston in a 4 player package for Hunter Pence.  Jarred Cosart was the first of the four to reach the Majors, and he's now made 24 starts since mid-2013 with a 3.07...
Via We Should Be GM's
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Hunter Pence thriving in No. 2 role

The veteran was acquired via trade in 2012, helped the Giants win a title that fall and now has a lucrative multiyear contract. He teams with Angel Pagan to form a 1-2 punch atop the lineup, showing an ability to move Pagan over or drive him in. This player isn't Marco Scutaro, as it was supposed to be, but Hunter Pence, the power-hitting right fielder turned perfect fit in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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